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Help Beeping for the apocalypse (Buffy leaving Hulu)

simdagger

Townie
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This is why I bought the series on DVD and iTunes 🫠
Genuinely don't understand why people today are so readily willing to drop money each month a service they may or may not use, with zero extra features, when you can literally go to a Thrift Store and pay £4 and get an entire season on DVD the vast majority of which have Writers/Actors Commentary and special features...Plus can watch it anywhere wherever in perpetuity and in the original Spect ratio too!


Should add, I don't actually own a TV
 

Cohen

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Sineya
Sometimes digital paid versions (not subscription services) come with extras but not always. Especially for older series, like Buffy. It’s been a while since I’ve watched the featurettes on the DVDs! They do provide great insight into the thoughts of the cast and crew when making the show! It was what we all had to watch/listen to before pods! Haha
 

Cohen

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Sineya
I wish that other “classic” 90s/00s tv series distributors put as much time and investment into their productions as 20th Century Fox did with Buffy/Angel/Xfiles/Dark Angel!! The DVDs have so many extras!

Comparatively, Paramount/CBS only did extras on the season 8 charmed DVDs, and Sony only did commentaries on select episodes of Dawson’s Creek, and then ended up replacing most of the music for copyright issues.

Warner Bros. Started strong with the Smallville and Gilmore Girls sets before tapering off in their final seasons. Same with One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.

Buena Vista (Disney) put a lot of effort into the initial Grey’s Anatomy and Alias sets (and Lost, I think too!). But Grey’s has tapered off like the Smallville and GG sets from WB.

I do wish Fox would have kept more of the original soundtrack to the classic Roswell series with Jason Behr and Shiri Appleby! But I believe those sets had featurettes too?
 
watcherless
watcherless
Yes lots of older DVDs did used to have lots of good extras! I feel like streaming Dawson's Creek needs a content warning for not having the same opening song, it is almost physically jarring for me the few times I watched.

watcherless

kinda shaky about you
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On a mid February check, BTVS and ATS are both still on HULU. (I saw it say expiring for the end of Feb a few days ago, but it has since gone away.) However, ROKU pulled it unfortunately. (I'm in the USA.) I posted this on another thread but putting it here too.
 

Taake

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Black Thorn
I do wish Fox would have kept more of the original soundtrack to the classic Roswell series with Jason Behr and Shiri Appleby! But I believe those sets had featurettes too?
What is this blasphemy you tell me? Did they not? Should I regret getting rid of my dvds?
 

Plasma

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I do wish Fox would have kept more of the original soundtrack to the classic Roswell series with Jason Behr and Shiri Appleby! But I believe those sets had featurettes too?

Wouldn’t surprise me. Daria had similar issues when it finally got a DVD release, and the original soundtrack had to be replaced.

That’s the issue when your license to the music runs out before you put out the DVDs, people!
 
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